If you saw my post for The Male Room this morning, this card may look somewhat familiar. I used the same layout and basic design for both, but for that one I used patterned paper and a masculine theme, whilst for this one I went one layer, clean and simple, and of course feminine for our feminine theme at Watercooler Wednesday. Actually this blog post contains too cards, both with a very similar approach. I felt that my first attempt wasn’t feminine enough, so I had another go at it!
On my first attempt I started with a light blue card base and stamped the snowman from Simon Says Stamp’s Snow Much directly on to it. I then masked it off and added some ink blended clouds with the MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide. I flipped the card and added some snow banks using white pigment ink, then removed all my masks.
I then used coloured pencils to colour in the snowman. For the white areas I laid the pencil heaviest in the highlight areas and less so in the shadow areas, whereas on the accessories I put heavier colour where I wanted my shadows to be.
I restamped the snowman to make the lines crisper and also added the sentiment, and finally scored a simple frame around the card.
I really felt the card wasn’t feminine enough so I started over on a white card base. This time I used Spun Sugar Distress ink to create soft pink clouds, and didn’t add any snow banks.
I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour the snowman. I used shades of pinks and purples for the accessories, and a touch of very pale mint for the snow. Then it was just a case of adding the sentiment and the card was complete
Which card do you prefer? Of the two one layer creations I definitely prefer the pink and white. I think it’s cleaner and certainly has a more feminine feel. The blue one has grown on me though, and I don’t dislike it as much as I did initially! I do also really like the first card in the video (blog post here) as I had fun without even though I don’t usually use patterned paper all that much. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the cards!
AAA Cards – One Layer and Optional: Love
CAS(E) This Sketch – Sketch
Crafty Gals Corner – CAS
Incy Wincy Designs – Girly
Moving Along With The Times – Add A Sentiment
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
Uniko Challenge – Anything Goes and Optional: Love
Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Feminine Goes
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)